Thursday, March 3, 2016

Fabulous Freebirds and "Gorgeous" Jimmy Garvin WCCW Promo Shot

Thanks to the induction of the Fabulous Freebirds into the WWE Hall of Fame, I saw this picture the other day as shared by 80's Wrestling Pics on Twitter.

I am glad they shared this because I think it's a great picture and one I do not recall ever seeing before now. For that matter, while I knew Jimmy Garvin was a affiliated with the group back then, I do not believe I had ever seen a promo shot of him with the other three.  Seeing it spelled out "Free Birds" is kind of jarring though.

The other thing I noticed is how cool Buddy "Jack" Roberts looks. That is a professional wrestler right there. Much like Ole Anderson I look at Roberts as a guy I did not appreciate enough as a member of the Freebirds back then. Just like Ole in the original and best incarnation of the Four Horsemen, I just saw him as "the other guy."

Looking back I was completely wrong on that point and realize the purpose he served in that trio and really his own worth. He was an important piece of what made the Freebirds work even though he was a Canadian playing a Southerner.

On another note I realized when I saw a guy at the Smackdown tapings the other day that I need a Badstreet USA shirt in my life.  I haven't ordered one yet, but I most likely will.  I am kind of waiting to see what WWE does as it relates to Hall of Fame shirts for the 'Birds first.

Anyhow, that's a cool promo shot and 80's Wrestling Pics shares a bunch of nice photos like that.  I recommend giving them a follow.

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